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deep

adj.

1. [Pan-Creole; cf. Krio dip "of language: supposedly pure, unadulterated, original" KED; Port. Cr. of Guine-Bissau "un creole dit fundu (profond)" (Kihm 14) cf. Yoruba Eniyàn náà ijinle Yoruba 'The person speaks deep Yoruba' (i.e., pure, undiluted) (Oyedeji p.c.)] (of local English) pertaining to that part of the basilect farthest from standard: 1963 Luther Bain. . spoke this "deep" Acklins Island accent (Cottman 50). [expressing admiration for another youth's extensive slang vocabulary] You got a deep slang (San Sal.).

2. [cf. US deep South] the socioeconomic opposite of elite; African, poor: a deep section of Bain Town (Nassau). cf. BOTTOM

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Last update: 2012-01-17 10:08
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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